Dim Sum is all about steamy bamboo baskets, stir and deep fried fresh ingredients, dumplings and other goodies, served in small portions.
Literally means “to touch the heart” (I wonder why) and is considered the biggest flag of Cantonese food. I can’t avoid going to these restaurants and not leaving completely full. Everything is extremely fresh, well-cooked and delicious! For the brave, at Estoril Mandarim, order the Chicken feet in black bean sauce – trust me, forget the feet, this is a delicacy!
Chinese New Year hot tip: Estoril Mandarim dim sum is only served at lunch so make a reservation in advance because it’s always packed. You must order the Jasmin green tea which is incredibly inexpensive (1,00€). Avoid going outside the lunch time, otherwise be prepared to leave at least 50% of your paycheck there (ouch!)
Average price (dim sum based): 17,00€ – 20,00€ per person (excluding drinks)
Contact: (+351) 214 667 270
Address: Avenida Doutor Stanley Ho, 2765-190, Estoril, Cascais
Opened from Wednesday to Sunday (12:00am to 3:00pm, 7:00pm to 11:00pm) / Closed on Monday and Tuesday
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